Grateful Dead Live at Roanoke Civic Center on 1987-07-07
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Walkin' Blues, Candyman, My Brother Esau, When Push Comes To Shove, Me And My Uncle > Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Promised Land
West L.A. Fadeaway, Cumberland Blues, Looks Like Rain, Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Gimme Some Lovin' > Morning Dew > Turn On Your Love Light
E: U.S. Blues
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|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|My Brother Esau|
|When Push Comes To Shove|
|Me And My Uncle >|
|The Promised Land|
|West L.A. Fadeaway|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Eyes Of The World >|
|The Wheel >|
|Gimme Some Lovin' >|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
*Encore fits on end of disc one, or can be on a third disc. Removed
pre-emphasis with FFT filter in Cool Edit Pro 1.2 at 32-bit resolution.
- 2013-06-16 23:05:43
- DAT Clone @ 44.1 kHz with pre-emphasis on. Sony PCM-2600 > Turtle Beach Fiji > Soundforge 4.5 > CD Wave 1.62 > MKWAct 0.97 by Craig Hillwig
- Roanoke, VA
- Run time
- Recording: Schoeps CMC44 (OTS) > Oade Power Supply > Sony PCM-F1 (with Apogee modified A/D filters) by Sean Weber-Small;
- Taped by
- Sean Weber-Small
- Transferred by
- Craig Hillwig
- Roanoke Civic Center
Subject: Shell money...
The lack of SBDs is unusual in '87 (except for the Dylan shows), and the AUDs don't impress. But the two Roanoke dates are sometimes rec'd to me as must-visits; some say the first night and some the second (actually, the end of the month has the better shows). It had been 13 yrs since they had played Roanoke, and the new album appeared in stores on this day. The way the tour worked, this is in between Dylan dates at Foxboro and JFK. Jer has the good 1st set, Bobby the 2nd. You can tell this was an echoey venue - if it sounded like this in front of the mixing board, imagine how the cheap seats sounded.
First Set. They come out ready to play, and with vigor - in fact Mississippi Half-Step is one of the best performances of the two nights. Bobby has to work to put his next two songs across, but Jer sails with a triumphant Candyman and a highwire Push Comes to Shove (Scratching at the window/Laughing at the door). Bobby then enters the zone for a lightning round Me & My Uncle>Mexicali. Jer is still manning that zone with a cruising, sweet Bird Song. Bobby tosses off a freebie, but overall it's a tight & energetic set, run through quickly.
Second Set. West L.A. has a poor live mix, but some good playing. Cumberland is among the year's better versions, but an otherwise solid Looks Like Rain is overcooked by Bobby. An average run-through of Eyes bows to a Drums>Space that offers a tangled unfankling of the trackropes of thought. The peak of the set is the sparkling The Wheel. They are just passing (getting) through Gimme Some Lovin' on their way to Morning Dew, which improves - it's no 6/13 or 9/18, but it's good. With that they are spent, coming back to a somehow-screwy-again mix for U.S. Blues.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 stars
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo - with vigor
Candyman - peak
Bird Song - cruising, sweet
The Wheel - plus the seg coming in
SOURCES: AUDs only. Most run fast and all have pros and cons. The correctly-pitched 124756_weber-small is also the only one where you can sense Phil, if not always hear him. The cohen_102909 has better clarity, perhaps, but no Phil and only part of the drummers. A handheld vid of Half Step and Walkin' Blues is usually up on YouTube.
Subject: I would say the blame was mine,,but suspected something worse
and then made our way up to these Summer Shows.
None of us were prepared for how the Rainbow Runs
would reek havoc on our small weary band.
I was curious to see the arena they last played in 1974.
Grateful these were indoor shows
because I had gone native for awhile
and indoor plumbing
is a very good thing.
(not even sure which night I was in?
probably the next night)
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